Left Apps In "categories" And Did A Restore To Un-jailbreak. Where Are My Apps?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by audx, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. audx macrumors member

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    Just like the title said. When i jailbroke my iphone 3gs I of course got the "categories" app, and i placed all my apps in one folder. Well i did a restore and left everything in the folder, so after the restore when i sync with itunes, my apps dont show up on my iphone? Please Help or direct me in the right direction. THANKS!
     
  2. jmann macrumors 604

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    Go into settings>general>reset>rest home screen layout. That should fix the problem. Or you can restore the phone, and set it up as a new device instead of restoring from a backup. :)
     
  3. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    You were supposed to take them out of their folders before you do a restore. :)

    But doing as jmann suggested will fix your issue. Also check into enabling Parental Controls or something. Search the forums here tho as I know this was addressed a few times. :)
     
  4. deenybird macrumors regular

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    don't worry audx, happens to me all the time...
    the icons are just 'poofed'. Download poof from cydia and turn 'off' on the apps that you don't want to be hidden
     
  5. audx thread starter macrumors member

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    Okk so I did the reset homescreen and it didn't work :( and I really don't want to restore my phone as a new phone cause I don't wana lose everything. Is there any other way? Anyone know the link to the other threads discussing this?

    Thanks again for the help!
     
  6. dZp macrumors 6502a

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    Settings > General > Restrictions > Enable and then Disable again.
     
  7. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    1. Jailbreak

    2. Use Poof or SBSettings to unhide those apps

    3. Restore as new
     
  8. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    This is the way to do it, dont listen to anything else
     
  10. Nanook macrumors regular

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    Does it drain my battery's what?

    ;)

    As I understand it, each "folder" created with Categories is actually a self-contained app which displays the normally hidden (poofed) apps "contained" in each. So short answer: no. However, if you enable the "keep resident" feature in the prefs of any given "folder," it will keep those contents in memory for faster reopening, so it will eat up that much more memory, and possibly have a tiny effect on battery life.
     
  11. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    This is correct. !
     
  12. audx thread starter macrumors member

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    Now that's what I'm talking about! Thanks alot!
     
  13. AndyFL macrumors regular

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    Dug this one out with a search. Had the same issue as the OP and resolved with the instructions below. Thanks!

     

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